Rahme Forest Garden Project Featured in Southside Stand Article
The latest issue of the Southside Stand is out with an article about Rahma Clinic’s Forest Garden project in Syracuse. Check it out at http://mysouthsidestand.com/more-news/a-growing-community/
If you’d like to get involved with the Forest Garden project take a look at the latest planning committee email copied here, and contact me (Frank) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-308-1372:
After looking at the calendar, It appears that Saturday October 29th (10 AM – 2PM) will be the most appropriate for our final work day of this year for the Rahma Forest Garden project. (I had originally been thinking the weekend of Oct 22-23, but there are so many amazing things going on that weekend it would be foolish to try to pull in enough volunteers – see my note at the end of this message for a list of the cool things you might want to get involved with that weekend).
We’ll primarily need to finish the sheet mulching. We have enough wood chips on site, but will need to bring enough new cardboard to cover the area (which is about 1/3 of the total site area – so I would estimate, based upon our previous experience, that we need the equivalent of about a full pickup truck load). If Alex is available to come up, we’ll build the second raised bed. And depending on which perennials/shrubs/trees we are able to acquire, possibly do some planting.
I’ve created a plant list based upon Steve’s design concept. If you can supply any of the items from the list please let me know. It can be viewed at:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AojqPrjAiK0HdHdMUTdTVGM1RGZNcm5zWkctSXM0N0E&hl=en_US If for any reasons you’d like to have editing priviledges just let me know and I’ll set you up with that.
I’d also like to schedule an evening for us to get together for a short in-person meeting to catch up and review the project to date and for the Oct 29 work day. I’d like to suggest Wednesday Oct 12 at 5:15 PM. Ideas for a location? Maybe we can go to Roji or Recess and have tea/coffee together?
Okay, please feel free to respond and let the group know how you are doing, any progress you may have made with funding, cardboard collection, plant acquisition, or reaching out to others about the project. Best ~Frank
p.s. As I mentioned, see what interests you from the awesome weekend Oct 22 promises to be in Syracuse.
Syracuse Peace Council 75th Birthday Dinner – http://www.peacecouncil.net/bday/ Salt City Urban Arts and Crafts Market – http://www.saltcitycraftmart.com/
Syracuse Zen Center’s Fall Sesshin – http://www.zencenterofsyracuse.org/sesshin/2011/fall-sesshin Elements of Magic Weekend Intensive (taught by our very own Lindsay) – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176766859064029
Small Scale Woodlot Management with the Onondaga CCE in Tully (which I am going to attend if anyone wants to come with) –
Ghost House show with local bands at Spark (with Utility Life – personal friends of mine from the Gear Factory on the Westside) – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162276267192398